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New live-action Jungle Book film--coming soon

posted Apr 18, 2016, 11:24 AM by Jeffrey Wolf


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted April 12th, 2016


Disney’s new live-action remake of one their animated classics The Jungle Book swings into theaters April 15, so let's take a look at what this new adoption has to add to the story of old. The Jungle Book is directed by Jon Favreau, who seems to be taking a gritter tone with this new live-action remake, previewed with intense action scenes and jaw-clenching chases in the trailers. This thriller style seems to be the running trend with most of Disney’s live-action remakes of their classic films, like Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and the other upcoming remake, Pete’s Dragon. With the movie being live-action, the trailer shows that all the animals in the movie are going to be Computer Generated Images (CGI) and have celebrities voicing the characters. For example, Ben Kingsley voices Bagheera, Bill Murray voices Baloo, Idris Elba voices Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson voices Kaa, and Christopher Walken voices King Louie. Keeping all of this in mind, The Jungle Book could be a movie that entertains a new generation with the story of old.

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